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Crank Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's trashy, gory, gratuitous, ridiculous, completely far-fetched, and I had a smile on my face the entire time.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 18, 2009
Gets by on a unique kind of absurd, deadpan humor in which the most implausible stuff cheerfully happens anyway.
March 24, 2007
Sure, Crank is totally ridiculous, unbelievable, exhausting, and pretty much just plain stupid, but that's what makes it fun.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Ranks among the most mindless action films ever made, but scores as a helluva video game.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 8, 2007
The super-concentrated silt at the bottom of a chemistry experiment that has no possible purpose to it but to deliver whatever limited jolt of which it's capable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 24, 2007
Its freneticism ... futilely tries to cover up the ludicrousness of every decision made by its dim characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com
January 5, 2007
Assaults the senses tirelessly with wave after wave of momentum-building intensity, with Jason Statham enjoying his best role since The Transporter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 30, 2006
You might just want to catch a matinee or wait for the DVD. This is definitely not worth your 10 bucks.
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
November 30, 2006
Adrenalina Ú de uma idiotice contagiante.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 22, 2006
Some of the directing touches are fun, but the Grand Theft Auto overdrive wears thin quick.
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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
Safety advice: remember to breathe when you're watching this movie.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 2, 2006
The most fun I've had at the movies all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 1, 2006
There are times the film threatens to turn into a good "bad movie."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 29, 2006
'D.O.A.' for the 'Grand Theft Auto' generation, 'Crank' is too scattershot to hone in on the cult masterpiece waiting within its brilliant exploitation premise.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 23, 2006
It's a promising concept, but instead of expending effort on, say, a coherent script, the filmmakers lazily rely on cheap editing tricks and gleefully relentless sadism.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 23, 2006
A cheerily lunatic slice of B-movie heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pam Grady
Reel.com
September 23, 2006
At times, Crank is loads of fun and threatens to enter that golden territory of so-bad-it's-good, but the violence grows far too ugly and is so unrelenting that it becomes tiresome.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
September 23, 2006
Leave it alone, or leave your brain and pocket change at the gate, strap yourself in and just enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
September 22, 2006
Crank works overtime to be a disreputable bit of pulp fiction, and for the first half or so it's like inhaling the cinematic equivalent of the film's title.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
September 16, 2006
There's pain for him and pleasure for us -- and relatively guilt-free, at that.
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